Universal Drum Pedal
Bummed ---> Ecstatic
At first it wouldn't register well at all. After removing that stupid rubberized piece on the front of it that hinders a full bass hit. Now the thing works like a champ. So much better than the plastic one on the original GHWT that broke so easily. Lookin to buy a second bass pedal for some double bass action here soon.
This pedal is great for both Guitar Hero and Rock Band. I originally bought it as a replacement to the world tour pedal. I worked fine. Then i used it on rock band 2 and love it. This pedal is not as stiff as the Rock Band and feels sturdier. Plan to buy a second for double Bass
I have a solution to a problem of this pedal!
If you buy this pedal you will be really happy till you plug it in! It looks like the best thing you have ever seen, well it's true it is the best thing you have ever seen! You want it to work well, but when you first plug it in to test it you might find that it is very difficult to get it to go through. You can stomp on it all you want i found, stomping on it will break it. I FOUND IF YOU LOOK UNDER THE TIP OF THE PEDAL THERE IS THIS CILYNDER TYPE THING THAT GOES DOWN AND IT'S THE THING THAT MAKES CONTACT WITH THE BASE, BUT ANYWAYS IF YOU FEEL UNDER IT THERE IS A RUBBER LIKE PEICE THERE IF YOU REMOVE THAT RUBBER LIKE SUBSTANCE AND WHEN YOU TAP ON IT IT SHOULD WORK JUST LIKE THE GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR PEDAL!!!!! There is your solution to this problem. Although the only bad part of this is it is plastic on plastic soooo therefor it will be a little loud when you use it but you will not care when your blastting double bass on your drums!!!!
Better than the stock
awesome pedal 10 times stronger in build than the original GH world tour pedal. doesnt wear out your leg as bad. I love this pedal
Good, but not Great
I got this pedal for Christmas and have been using it since then because my original Rock Band pedal broke. Pros: I do like the fact that this pedal is wider than the stock drum pedal. It fits my wide feet better than the original. It also has a shorter throw so fast bass notes are easier to play than on the stock drum pedal. Cons: The pedal is advertised to be very durable. However, when I play it feels really flimsy. It feels like playing too hard might snap it right in half. The stock Rock Band 2 pedal feels better, but it does at least feel a lot stronger than the stock Guitar Hero pedal. It also doesn't have the amount of resistance that the stock Rock Band pedals have. That makes it easier to push down and so I occasionally end up getting double kicks when I don't want to. It's not a big issue though, it just takes some getting used to if you normally play with the Rock Band pedal. Overall, the pedal does it's job just fine. My only real concern is that it doesn't feel as durable as I thought it would. If you're looking for a cheap replacement for a broken pedal, this will do just fine. If you're looking for a high quality bass pedal for your drum set, then I would suggest looking at some other choices.
Really Good Don't Believe The Rest!
Honestly these are some really good drums. The other guy said you have to use a boot probably because he didn't take it out on its BACK! The cashier should tell you to open it on it's back. It doesn't brake as easily as the default pedals. IT hits rubber instead of the plastic on the bottom. The one that I bought was bought for Wii. I'm sure it works for all consoles, it says that on the box. I'm not sure why GameStop put 360/Ps3. It comes with a double pedal adapter if you want to use two. You have a switch in which you change it from Rock Band to Guitar Hero World Tour and +. I use this pedal for my Rock Band 2 drums. It's made by one of my favorite third party developers, NYKO. They really did a good job with the design. It may be a simple skeleton, but it's still pretty good.
Do not purchase this kick pedal!
I can't speak for Rock Band 1 or 2, but I decided to buy this pedal for dual pedals for Guitar Hero: Metallica. It was easy to set up (just a simple fork connector), but the sensitivity was atrocious. The picture on the back of the box shows a boot stomping on the pedal, and that is indeed what you need. Not so bad for occasional base, but when you need to tap it several times in a row you have to make sure you are stomping on it in order for it to register (the other Pedal that came with the drums (when buying the World Tour band kit at least) works much much better). It only took 3 days before the Nyko pedal broke, because the contact plate ended up shattering under the force. The "metal" plate that makes up the top pedal is actually a cheap aluminum as well, and bends easily (though it won't crack off like my friends plastic drum pedal did). You would be best served looking elsewhere for an extra drum pedal.
A great buy, I can only speak for GHWT and up people though
Okay, so I just bought this a day ago, and it works great. It doesn't drop hits as much as the stock pedal but if you don't hit it don't hard enough it will drop hits. It's perfect for playing with shoes on, socks, or barefeet. Personally I prefer barefeet, it's more comfortable and I hit most of the bass notes. Now, about the splitter. It does drop notes, so be careful, it may be just because I'm using a GHWT stock pedal as the second pedal, but I'm not really sure. Lmfao, it even works as a headphone splitter, you just can hear through one earplug on both of the headphones though. As for the durability, yes, it's very durable, you can bash on it and it won't break, the design is pretty awesome, atleast awesomer than the GHWT stock pedal. Overall, it's a great product for your drum and its only ** bucks. And if it isn't working for you, REMOVE THE YELLOW TAB at the bottom, that's probably why it won't work.
Not real double bass.
I can only speak for how this works on Rock Band 1 & 2. It does not work as a real double bass pedal. If you play with your foot/feet down it will not register a hit unless both pedals are up. The splitter is the same as a headphone splitter. I even spoke to NYKO customer service on this and they confirmed. It is a nice replacement pedal and maybe a little better than the RB2 stock pedal, but not much. It worked the same for my RB1 drumset and as it was explained to me, the only difference is the the RB2 has more power for each to work properly. I didn't notice any difference between RB2 and 1. Bottom line, for RB2, it works the same as any other pedal and a headphone splitter. Hopefully for GHWT it's different. If you want to try it for GHWT, go ahead and buy or if you need a good inexpensive replacement, have at it. It's not really what it's advertised as.
Better then GH WT pedal, but not RB pedal.
Imagine the Guitar Hero World Tour Pedal married the Rock Band 2 Pedal and had a kid.Nyko's Metal Pedal would be the child. It takes the hammer idea from Guitar Hero. Which by itself is fail, because it is completely inaccurate unless you mash the pedal with your foot. I have gotten used to the pedal now, but it took me a while, being as the pedal part is more like the RB pedal, it pushes down farther, which I personally like. Now it doesn't seem to drop as many notes, but the pedal itself just seems really lose and not good for heavy repetion, for songs like Almost Easy. It comes with a pedal splitter for GH Metallica, and other Guitar Hero games including the drums. This is where the pedal really falls. My pedal splitter CONSTANTLY drops notes, so I cannot do expert plus, not that it is really possible with a GH WT pedal and a RB-Prototype-ish pedal, where one barely presses down and kills the muscles in your foot, and the other is really lose and flys everywhere.Another problem I had with this pedal was that it would not stay still under my GH WT kit. I have a carpet floor, and the grip on the bottom of the drum just will not stay still. Now this is easily fixable by buying some velcro and slapping it on there, but I feel this should've been included, much like the World Tour pedal. I do like the overall design of the pedal though. It does seem like it can take quite a hammering, unlike the RB2 pedal. It is also very wide for people with big feet. All and all, I would take the RB2 pedal over the metal pedal (if it works on a GH kit, I think it would. Look up on google if curious.) The RB2 pedal is more reactive for serious players, but not as sturdy as the Metal Pedal, and does not have a pedal splitter. It is also $* more. Not to mention you might want to get another metal plate to place over it.